Stamford Bridge has not been the friendliest of away grounds for Watford who have not managed an away victory against Chelsea since 1986.

The Blues’ 13-match winless run against the Hornets at the Bridge includes victories in our last four league meeting in west London.

May 2017

Having clinched the Premier League title with a 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion three days earlier, the pressure was off for a lively Monday night encounter which produced seven goals.

John Terry opened the scoring in his penultimate game for the Blues and although Etienne Capoue equalised, goals by Cesar Azpilicueta and Michy Batshuayi put us 3-1 up early in the second half.

Watford staged a comeback with goals by Daryl Janmaat and Stefano Okaka levelling the score at 3-3 but the Blues had the final say as Willian set up Fabregas to fire in the winner a minute from time.

October 2017

The two teams produced another high-scoring encounter at the Bridge the following season.

Pedro broke the deadlock after 12 minutes but Watford hit back and took the lead through goals by Abdoulaye Doucoure and Roberto Pereyra either side of half-time.

However, Batshuayi headed in Pedro’s cross to level the score before Azpilicueta gave us the lead with another header with three minutes left.

Batshuayi then netted his second of the game in stoppage time to seal a 4-2 victory.

May 2019

Playing his final Premier League for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Eden Hazard set up two crucial goals early in the second half to seal our qualification for the Champions League.

The Belgian crossed with his left foot for Ruben Loftus-Cheek to head in our opener three minutes after the interval and then sent over a corner with his right which was nodded home by David Luiz three minutes later.

Pedro then played in Gonzalo Higuain with a sharp through ball 15 minutes from time to seal a comprehensive 3-0 win.

July 2020

Another 3-0 win for the Blues late in the 2019/20 season proved crucial for both teams at opposite ends of the table.

The Blues dominated the opening half and were rewarded as Ross Barkley set up Olivier Giroud to break the deadlock before Willian added our second from the penalty spot after Christian Pulisic had been crudely wiped out by Etienne Capoue.

Barkley completed the scoring with a smart finish in second-half stoppage time as we moved into the top-four and qualified again for the Champions League while the Hornets were relegated by a single point after losing seven of their last 10 games.